AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
One side with Artemis driving a quadriga to the right, the goddess wearing a striped himation with dots along the borders, her filled quiver over her shoulder, gripping the reins and a goad, her brother Apollo with a kithara beside the horses, his hair red, his long chiton white, a female facing him, draped in a striped and dotted himation over an ankle-length chiton, a similarly-clad female before the team; the other side with a combat between two warriors advancing toward each other, that on the left clad in a chlamys, that on the right in a short chiton, each armed with a high-crested Corinthian helmet, a raised spear, a sheathed dagger and a round shield, one with a bent leg as the blazon, a third warrior fallen below, his sheathed sword secured to his baldric, flanked by draped female onlookers, each in an ankle-length patterned himation; both sides with tongues above, double bands of ivy on either side, rays above the foot, ivy on the exterior of the rim, lotus-bud chain on the upper surface of the rim, palmettes on the handle plates; details in added white and red
12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high